Thursday, December 30, 2010

iPhone Horn Amplifier

The Horn Stand acoustically amplifies the volume coming from your phone by more than double without any wires, batteries or power. Made of super tough silicone, the iPhone Horn Stand can be used either horizontally or vertically. A slot in the bottom allows you complete access to your phone’s dock connector. The iPhone Horn Stand is designed for the iPhone 4 but is also compatible with the iPhone 3G/3GS. Comes in green or black from Vat19.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Approx. Price – 32,000 INR

·        New Vari-angle monitor
·        Nikon DX-format 12.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor
·        Specially designed EXPEED image processing system
·        Live View shooting, Movie clips with D-Movie
·        19 Scene Modes
·        Scene Recognition System with Face Detection System
·        Active D-Lighting, 11-point AF system with Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module
·        Picture Control System
·        Photo editing
·        Nikon Integrated Dust Reduction System


Technical Specification:
·        Type of Camera: Single-lens reflex digital camera
·        Effective Pixels: 12.3 million
·        Image Sensor: Nikon DX format (23.6 x 15.8 mm) CMOS sensor, Sensitivity: ISO 200 to 3,200 in steps of 1/3 EV, plus HI-0.3, HI-0.7, HI-1 (ISO 6400); LO-0.3, LO-0.7 and LO-1 (ISO 100)
·        File Format: NEF (12 bit compressed RAW), JPEG (Baseline-compliant), AVI movie (Motion JPEG compression format with monaural sound)
·        Storage Media: SD memory card (SDHC compliant)
·        Shooting Modes: 1) Single frame
2) Continuous: 4fps
3) Self-timer
4) Delayed remote
5) Quick-response remote
6) Silent shooting
7) D-Movie
·        LCD Monitor: 2.7″, 230,000-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT vari-angle LCD
·        Interface:  USB 2.0 (High-speed): MTP/PT, GP-1 (GPS Unit)
·        Viewfinder: Eye-level penta-Dach mirror type; built-in diopter adjustment (-1.7 to +0.5m-1)
·        Autofocus:  TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module with AF-assist (range approx. 0.5-3m/1ft 8 in. – 9ft 10 in.); Detection range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)
·        Exposure Metering System: 1) Scene-recognition system compatible 3D color matrix metering (type G and D lenses), color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
2) Center-weighted (weight given to 8-mm circle in center of frame)
3) Spot metering (meters 3.5-mm circle centered on selected focus point)
·        Exposure Control: 1) Digital Vari-Program (Auto, Auto [Flash Off], Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, Night Portrait)
2) Programmed Auto [P]
3) Shutter-Priority Auto [S]
4) Aperture Priority Auto [A]
5) Manual [M],
6) Scene modes applied with mode dial set to SCENE : Night landscape, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn colors, Food, Sihouette, High key, Low key
·        Shutter: Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter, 30 to 1/4000sec in steps of 1/3 EV plus bulb
·        Self-Timer: Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20 s.
·        Remote Control: Via Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (optional)
·        GPS: via GP-1 GPS Unit (optional)
·        Power Requirements: Rechargeable EN-EL9a Li-ion battery, EH-5a AC adapter (available separately; requires optional EP-5 AC adapter connector; EN-EL9 also supported)
·        Battery Life:  Approx. 510 shots
·        Dimensions: Approx. 127 x 104 x 80mm
·        Weight: Approx. 560g


Supplied Accessories with Nikon D5000:
·        Rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL9a
·        Quick charger MH-23
·        USB cable UC-E6
·        Rubber Eyecup DK-24
·        Camera strap AN-DC3
·        Body cap
·        Eyepiece cap DK-5
·        Software Suite CD-ROM
·        AV Cable EG-CP14

Monday, December 13, 2010


Price: Rs. 45,000

With every other manufacturer jumping aboard the LED bandwagon, Onida too recently stepped on board when they launched their new Svelte series of LED TVs. Is it competitive with big players? Let’s find out.
The new Svelte series come with what Onida calls I-Care technology, which is toughened glass bonded with the LCD panel. This is also further coated with a UV protective film that serves two purposes; one of reducing reflections and the other being protection from UV rays. The glass can also withstand a great deal of force, so if you have kids in the house, this will be added advantage. Onida's entire Svelte lineup features,
·        1920x1080 resolution dual
·        USB2.0 ports capable of playing back DivX HD
·        Surround Sound
·        SRVe Image Engine
·        Contrast ratio - 300000:1
·        Output - 300W
·        Display - LED LCD screen

Design: The TV is fairly slim with a completely flat front. The stand looks unique and attractive.
The TV is capable of displaying very good colors with good blacks. There wasn't any major backlight bleeding either despite being an Edge-lit LED LCD.
The menu system is very easy to operate even for a novice user and the buttons on the remote respond well.
Along with the standard color options, there are options for Noise Reduction, Flesh Tone, Dynamic Contrast in the Advanced menu.
There isn't any Eco mode however.
In a fully lit room, reflections are still a problem when a dark image or scene is displayed. This is due to the glass panel on the screen.
The TV has various sound modes including an equalizer and a Surround sound option. The sound is certainly loud enough for a medium sized room. The clarity of the sound is just about average.

Although this is good TV with above average performance, it is not competitive enough compared to other brand’s TVs available in the market. At about same price we can get LG 32LE5300 which has the same features of the Onida like DivX HD support, 1080p, etc. In addition to that it also features 120Hz TruMotion, Ambient light sensor, IPS panel, Eco mode and has a total of four HDMI ports.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Digital Birthday Candle

Birthdays have gone digital with the Digital Age Birthday Candle Set. Inspired by digital LED style numbers, you can arrange the red candles in the plastic stands to form the years in digital number format. Works for any age from 1 to 99. Although once people hit 100 they probably can’t see all the candles anyway, so just tell them it says 100. The cool part is that you can reused these over and over. The package includes 26 candles and 2 holders.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

iPod Shuffle Headphone

The iPod Shuffles have a relatively small form factor and since there’s no screen to look at, why not have them mounted right onto a set of headphones? That’s exactly what the Elecom Actrail Headphones do, with a spot right on the headphone to put your Shuffle. No wires, no mess. To control the music, just reach up and adjust it by feel. Nice design- these are Japanese imports. These are very cool factor as well as the convenience and style that might just make these worth it for you.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Call 911.mp4

Nokia N8

Price: approx 25,000/-
General:                                 2G Network - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Size:                                        Dimensions - 113.5 x 59.1 x 12.9 mm, 86 cc
Weight - 135 g
Display:                                  Type - AMOLED capacitive touch screen, 16M colors
Size - 360 x 640 pixels, 3.5 inches
                                                Multi-touch input method
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Scratch resistant Gorilla glass display
Sound Alert types:                 Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Speakerphone:                      Yes
3.5 mm audio jack
Memory:                                Phonebook - Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records - Detailed, max 30 days
Internal - 16 GB storage, 256MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
Card slot - microSD, up to 32GB, buy memory
Data:                                       GPRS - Class 33
EDGE - Class 33
3G - HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2.0 Mbps
WLAN:                                  Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, UPnP technology
Bluetooth:                              Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
Infrared port:                         No
USB:                                       Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support
Camera:                                 Primary - 12 MP, 4000x3000 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash
Features - 1/1.83'' sensor size, ND filter, geo-tagging, face detection
Video - Yes, 720p@25fps
Secondary - VGA video call camera
OS:                                          Symbian^3 OS
CPU:                                       ARM 11 680 MHz processor, 3D Graphics HW accelerator
Messaging:                             SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser:                                WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
Radio:                                     Stereo FM radio with RDS; FM transmitter
Games:                                   Yes + downloadable
Colors:                                    Dark Grey, Silver White, Green, Blue, Orange
GPS:                                       Yes, with A-GPS support; Ovi Maps 3.0
Java:                                       Yes, MIDP 2.1
 TV-out:                                 (720p video) via HDMI with Dolby Digital Plus sound
Other Features:                     Anodized aluminum casing
Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic
Digital compass
MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player
DivX/XviD/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
Voice command/dial
Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
Video/photo editor
Flash Lite v4.0
Battery:                                  Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh (BL-4D)
Stand-by:                               Up to 390 h (2G) / Up to 400 h (3G)
Talk time:                               Up to 12 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 30 min (3G)
Music play:                            Up to 50 h

Nokia N8 has everything you can imagine in a phone. Nokia added bundle of features in this one. It is a smartphone which not only look smart but act smart too. Its best feature is it’s 12MP primary camera; but I read some reviews by photographers on internet and they seem to be not happy with its performance. So it is little bothersome when best feature of the phone is not the best. Also the OS Symbian^3 is little sluggish compared to Android. If Nokia is trying to find answer for iPhone this isn’t it.
All in all the phone is great, worth every Rupee you pay for it.

Monday, November 29, 2010

QWERTY Case for iPhone

One of the biggest disadvantages of the iPhone versus the Blackberry or other smart-phones is the lack of a physical keyboard. Industrial designer Altamash Jiwani has drawn up a conceptual design for a QWERTY keyboard case that snaps right on to the iPhone. Yes before you go freaking out, it’s a design concept; but an intriguing one. The keyboard itself is designed to slide up and down to either cover the button on the bottom or not.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Solar Lantern

The expanding solar lantern is an interesting design that allows for a decent amount of light from a compact package. The idea is simple enough, it’s a paper lantern style lamp with a solar panel on one end. It folds up like an accordion for charging in the sun. Designed by Jesper Jonsson, the lantern collapses into a pocket size package, letting you bring a nice size lantern with you without taking up much space. A magnetic strap allows you to attach the lamp to things whether it’s in charge mode or light mode. Cool design.